“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Another magnificent quote from one of our teachers and fathers: Plato. He states: “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark….” But what is forgiveness? Is it just the simple act of forgiving? Is it a disposition or a willingness? Was he trying to assure us that it is simple to forgive a child cause they come into the world with something we lost a long time ago; INNOCENCE?
Now, the other part is even more fascinating:” ……….the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Was he trying to tell us that is lamentable and even dreadful for grown men to be afraid of the light (Wisdom, knowledge and understanding) because we have a deeper capacity to grasp the concepts of right and wrong, moral and immoral? If so, then the times we are living right now are a true tragedy.
We condemn the innocence of our children and celebrate the ignorance of men. What is happening to this world? We learn from the corrupt and push aside our real teachers; our kids. When would we forgive our children for being afraid of the world WE have created? When would we stop the celebration of our fall? WHEN!!?
Our teacher and father was somewhat right, but now the quote has been deformed to: “We refused to forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real celebration of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
We really need to change our ways, to take control or there will not be space in this world for our real teachers………………………………………..
Perhaps we are too late, perhaps…………………………….there is nothing to change.
Leave your thoughts about this quote, I am intrigued to read how you perceive this quote or how you can dissect it further. Thank you and don’t forget to think, for a thing will be just a thing, until you think beyond that thing.